AACRAO Accessibility Task Force Members


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AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals representing approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its commitment to the professional development of its members includes best practice guidance on admissions strategies to meet institutional diversity objectives, delivery of academic programs in innovative ways to meet the needs of a changing student body, and exemplary approaches to student retention and completion.

AACRAO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


This task force will perform an overall audit of the association’s products and services with an accessibility lens. The group will convene in April of 2023, and will complete its work by the end of July 2023. 

Composition of Task Force:

  • Co-Chairs: Rhonda Kitch (AACRAO’s President), Jackie Carter (AACRAO’s President-Elect), one other member

  • AACRAO Staff: Tina DeNeen (Associate Executive Director, Education & Member Development), Jody Gordon (Managing Consultant), Brittany Brown (Associate Director, IT and Business Development)

  • External Support: Stephen Smith, Executive Director of AHEAD

  • 3-5 members

Call to Members: An important aspect of AACRAO’s DEI strategy is inclusion. To fully realize our mission, all of our members must have the opportunity to succeed, including those with various physical or cognitive challenges. 

We need to understand how accessibility is being addressed (or not) across all of our products, events and services, in order to create a planful strategy towards greater inclusivity. 

While we are open to all applications, we strongly encourage task force members with personal or professional experience with disability services. You must be an AACRAO member in order to be considered.

Proposed Timeline: 

  • Board of Directors approved the charge on 2/15/2023

  • Call to members end feb/beginning march

  • Committee Appointment by end of March

  • Committee work commences April

  • Committee report by end of July

  • ED/Staff create a roadmap proposal by Sept 30


● Must be a member of AACRAO
● No prior training required

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